ANSYS Makes Forbes Fast 15 List for Second Consecutive Year

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 4, 2009— ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that it has been included on the Forbes Fast 15 list for the second consecutive year. ANSYS, the sole engineering simulation software provider on the list, was the only member from last year’s list that met this year’s screening criteria.

The Fast 15 is a formal compilation by Forbes of attractive companies with potential to become rapidly growing technology businesses in the future. Companies are ranked on three-year annualized sales gains, with at least a 10 percent gain in each of the past three years. Other criteria include profitability with sales of at least $25 million over the past 12 months and consensus profit forecasts of at least 10 percent annualized for the next three to five years.

“In today’s competitive marketplace, companies need our engineering simulation technology now more than ever,” said Jim Cashman, president and CEO at ANSYS, Inc. “Software from ANSYS helps organizations develop high-quality and innovative products, manufacture them for the lowest-possible cost, reduce expensive prototype testing, optimize processes, beat competitors to the global marketplace, and avoid expensive warranty costs. It is a critical investment that can quantifiably impact business results.”

The Forbes Fast 15 report can be found at

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,700 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

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